“Trust is a huge burden! It weighs you down even while lifting you up”.
She was convinced that they had no future together. And her dear ones were playing the devil’s advocate rather well. Thus, by the end of the discussion, she could see that it was better to move on. After all, for how long can one chase shadows…!
So end it did. And with her better sense prevailing, she chose the safer harbors in life and is quite settled today, with all her fb photos having someone who is holding her, as well as someone she is holding.
And ‘he’ simply disappeared after that. But you know what? I still consider him ‘a winner’! And the reason lies in the content of my last conversation with her about him…
I said “I guess they all are right. You got to move on.”
She said “Yes! I know. But I am simply unable to do that”.
I said “But you cannot get bound by someone like that”.
She said “You don’t get it. He has always set me free, and has never tried to bind me”.
I quizzically said… “Then…?”
She bit her lip in anguish and uttered… “And that’s what binds me”.